Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disabling neurological disease with the onset of its symptoms generally beginning between the ages of 20 to 40 years. The disease occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks myelin (a protective material that surrounds nerve cell axons).
The attacks happen in the central nervous system which includes the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. It is a disease where a previously healthy person may suddenly experience a symptom, such as blindness, for a short period, but will regain partial or full recovery.
Multiple Sclerosis and Your Skin
If you suffer from MS, you may find that damage to the sensory pathways in your central nervous symptoms has caused abnormal sensations in your skin. These early-stage multiple sclerosis skin problems and sensations can include tingling, pain, numbness, and itching.
Some MS sufferers feel like their skin is crawling, may have an intense pressure, or even like their skin is burning. It’s important to know that this isn’t real. The damaged parts of the brain that receive signals are confused and are sending the wrong message.
Although MS doesn’t cause dry skin in itself, often the medication you take can cause your skin to feel dry and itchy. You may even find that you develop rashes, hives, or red skin.
To save on fighting off further unnecessary symptoms, many doctors suggest using a moisturizing cream as part of your personal care routine.
Products to Help Alleviate Dry, Itchy Skin
Dermal Therapy Extra Strength Body Lotion
With 10% urea, our extra strength body lotion gives you relief from dry skin when you really just need to not be itching on top of every other sensation you’re already going through. This is because urea helps the skin cells below the surface absorb and hold onto moisture.
Dermal Therapy Massage Relief Lotion
Why not handle two skin problems with one great lotion? Have dry, itchy skin and need relief from that tingling, numb feeling? Our massage relief lotion provides comforting relief all while keeping the skin moisturized and treating dry spots due to the medicine you’re taking.
Multiple Sclerosis | National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (nih.gov)
When Multiple Sclerosis Causes Skin Symptoms (everydayhealth.com)
Can multiple sclerosis (MS) cause skin symptoms? (medicalnewstoday.com)